Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who, or that which, matures; whatever serves to ripen or bring to maturity; something added, as to ale, to ripen or mature it: as “sorrow is a great maturer of judgment,”
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who brings to maturity.
“Do you not recall his maturer devotion to the noble lady of the trident, his cousin?”
“Your maturer eyes see this ideal impossible and narrow.”
“As a maturer (and therefore wiser) sales assistant on the designer floor at Selfridges recently noted: It's amazing how many women come in here hell-bent on buying black.”
“The wild-dog was maturer than Jerry, larger-bodied, and wiser in wickedness; but Jerry was blue-blooded, right-selected, and valiant.”
“I was at Berkeley at the time, a cocksure junior; and she, far maturer as a freshman, was at Stanford, carrying more culture with her into her university than is given the average student to carry out.”
“They are for a little maturer audience because theyare romance novels, but they are definitely worth the read.”
“A much maturer tale is "Sakaicho, Hona Asi and Hakadaki" (Aegis, 19 April 1895), one of the three stories set in Japan London wrote in these apprenticeship years.”
“If “on better information and maturer deliberation” they decided the Constitution was “a bad and improper form of government,” they had a right to call “another body to consult upon other measures and either in the whole, or in part, to abrogate this federal work so ratified.””
“It looks loke a maturer Jim Carey comedy with thought out dialouge rather than improvisation till you get that outrageousness that he's really known for.”
“Men at Arms is Discworld aimed at a slightly maturer level than arguably any of the previous books bar Small Gods.”
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